explicare I will explain
The word explicare is the future subjunctive form of explicar in the first person singular. There are other translations for this conjugation. See the full explicar conjugation.
explicar
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
explicarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
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explicar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (exponer, contar)
a. to explain
2. (teoría)
a. to expound
¿te importaría explicarme qué pasa?would you mind telling me o explaining what's going on?
explícame cómo funcionatell me how it works
3. (enseñar)
a. to teach, to lecture in
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (comprender)
a. to understand
no me lo explicoI can't understand it
5. (dar explicaciones)
a. to explain oneself
a ver, explícate, ¿qué quieres decir con eso?come on, explain, what do you mean by that?
no sé si me explicodo you know what I mean?
6. (expresarse)
a. to make oneself understood
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explicar
transitive verb
1 (exponer) [+motivo, tema, cuestión, problema] to explain; [+teoría] to expound
2 (Escol) [+materia] to lecture in; [+curso] to teach; [+clase] to give; deliver (formal)
pronominal verb
explicarse
1 (al exponer algo) to explain; explain o.s.
¡explíquese usted! explain yourself!; explíquese con la mayor brevedad please be as brief as possible; se explica con claridad he states things o expresses himself clearly
se explica de acuerdo con las nuevas teorías
esto no se explica fácilmente this cannot be explained (away) easily; this isn't easy to explain
2 (al entender algo)
no me lo explico I can't understand it; I can't make it out
3 (pagar) to cough up (familiar); pay
Cuando explicar lleva objeto directo e indirecto, el orden en inglés es normalmente explain + objeto directo + to + objeto indirecto:
¿Puedes explicarme eso? Can you explain that to me?
Ya se lo he explicado a mi familia I've already explained it to my family
Os explicaré la situación I will explain the situation to you
Sin embargo, si el objeto directo es una construcción más compleja, en inglés se sigue el mismo orden que en español, sin olvidar el uso de la preposición to:
¿Puedes explicarme por qué no viniste ni llamaste ayer? Can you explain to me why you didn't come or phone yesterday?
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